TV host and industry pundit Geoff Keighley has said on tonight's Bonus Round TV show that, according to his sources, Sony is looking at some form of digital rights management for the sale of used games.
"...The one thing that is amazing to me is that right now we're not hearing a lot from the game publishers about what their view is on this. The console companies are becoming the bad guys. And, you know, Microsoft is getting beaten up a lot on it. Sony, I think, has been seen as this kind of white knight so far that's not going to restrict used games. Based on some of the things I'm hearing, I don't think that's entirely true, because I can't see publishers allowing one system to do one thing and one do another."
It's not the first time such a rumor has popped up; we told you the same thing over a year ago, and Sony's vague, open-ended statements on the matter to date have done little to ease people's fears.Hearing it again, weeks after the PS4's reveal, only adds to speculation the console will, like Microsoft's Xbox One, seek to take a little control (and money) back from resellers like GameStop.
Our only hope? That the flood of negative reaction to Microsoft's approach will convince Sony - who have yet to publicly announce their plans in this regard - to quietly walk away from the idea.